Whether for educational intent, business aims, or personal purposes, it currently seems as if everyone is going online. New and improved software programs feature tools that allow users to create professional looking documents, images and Web pages. Educators who are often less experienced in performing digital tasks, such as designing a Web site, are now able to complete these electronic endeavors, thanks to user-friendly programs. This month's Focus On summarizes a few of the handy new and updated versions of Web and desktop authoring software that are helping make educational instruction outside of the classroom possible.
Working collaboratively remains an ideal environment for accomplishing tasks. When undertaking the task of Web authoring, relying on a program that encompasses all tasks, such as programming and design, makes the creation of a Web site seem less daunting. Adobe GoLive 5.0 combines an intuitive visual design environment with programming capabilities that enable designers and coders to work together. Tightly integrated with other Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Live Motion, Adobe GoLive 5.0 software protects code from modification and corruption while offering site layout and management functionality.
The program includes numerous innovations and over 100 new features, including 360Code, which enables complete control over any Web source code. The integration of GoLive with other Adobe programs streamlines Web workflow with native support of .psd, .ai and .liv files, while the utilization of the Adobe Photoshop imaging engine within GoLive makes files Webready. In addition, new collaborations with companies such as Nokia and Razorfish have enabled GoLive 5.0 developers to deliver Web information to wireless Web customers. Extensions to GoLive 5.0 occur in two leading wireless formats, including Wireless Markup Language and i-mode.